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Welcome to .~ M I D D L E ~ E A R T H(/size)(/color)(/b) ~.
This is The Fourth Age.
The War of the Ring is ended two hundred and fifty some years since.
The peoples of Middle Earth long celebrated the defeat of Mordor and for a time there was peace and trade, and a rebuilding of prosperity.
When the Kings of the Third Age at last went to their ancestors their mighty deeds became but songs and tales, and then only echoes of such. The noblest still strove for diplomacy, but meaner Men soon lost sight of any such perspective. Within scant decades dissension and feuds were already begun, and ere the passing of a third century, a pall of disquiet was cast across the lands of Men.
What peace remains is fraught with strain, for evil is never idle...
Now, every child has heard the tale in which Gandalf bested a Demon who had despoiled a great city of the Dwarves. But it was never known to even the wisest Men what truly befell the Balrog at Khazad-Dum.
What is known is that the vast, dark halls of Moria have ever in this Age been a haven for fell creatures; black-hearted Men, Wargs, Orcs, Trolls and worse. But despite this deadly peril, the lure of Dwarfish silver and glittering treasures of antiquity still draw a steady stream of foolish and greedy Men to those vaults.
Precious few have returned to share rumour of what fell power lurks yet in...
The greater depths of
M O R I A !
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